Synonyms of reduce in English:
1 the aim is to reduce pollution
lessen, make less, make smaller, lower, bring down, decrease, turn down, diminish, take the edge off, minimize;
shrink, narrow, contract, shorten, foreshorten, truncate, taper, close, abbreviate, condense, concentrate, abridge;
deplete, axe, cut, cut back/down, make cutbacks in, scale down, trim, slim (down), prune, chop, curtail, limit;
[Antonyms] increase, enlarge
- in reduced circumstances
- poor, indigent, penurious, impecunious, in penury, moneyless, without a sou, as poor as a church mouse, poverty-stricken, destitute, necessitous;needy, in need/want, badly off, hard up, on one's beam-ends, unable to make ends meet, underprivileged;British on the breadline, without a penny (to one's name)British informal stony broke, skint, without two pennies/(brass) farthings to rub together, in Queer StreetNorth American informal stone brokerare pauperized, beggared
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